Preamble to the Constitution of the IBEW

The Objects of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers are: To organize all workers in the entire electrical industry in the United States and Canada, including all those in public utilities and electrical manufacturing, into local unions; To promote reasonable methods of work; To cultivate feelings of friendship among those of our industry; To settle all disputes between employers and employ­ees by arbitration (if possible); To assist each other in sickness or distress; To secure employment; To reduce the hours of daily labor; To secure adequate pay for our work; To seek a higher and higher standard of living; To seek security for the individual, and by legal and proper means to elevate the moral, intellectual and social conditions of our members, their families and dependents, in the interest of a high­er standard of citizenship.

Fisher Cats Baseball

Union Night AT The Fisher Cats!
Monday, August 22th, 2014
Game starts at 6:30pm
Get to park 5:30pm
New Hampshire Fisher Cats
Portland Sea Dogs
If you are interested in tickets for this game please contact:
Joe Howard @ 603.765.7889
or e-mail

Energy Projects

IBEW 490 has a big opportunity coming up, and you can play a HUGE role. The State of New Hampshire is studying the State Energy Site Evaluation process, and they are asking for public input at "Citizen Workshops" coming up in a few weeks. We need a strong showing of IBEW members and people who want to create more jobs in New Hampshire. Will you attend one of these Workshops? For all workshops: Registration begins at 5pm; kick-off is at 6pm December 3, 2013 at the Manchester Memorial High School Cafeteria in Manchester December 4, 2013 at the Groveton High School Gymnasium in Groveton December 5, 2013 at the Keene Recreation Center in Keene December 9, 2013 at the Town of Newington Main Hall in Newington December 10, 2013 at the Plymouth Regional High School (86 Old Ward Bridge Road).

75 Year Anniversary

75th Anniversary Celebration In recognition of 75 years of quality, commitment and service to our community. Please join us for this once in a lifetime event as we honor and recognize the proud members of IBEW Local 490. We will be saluting the past and welcoming the future. Saturday, November Twenty-Third Two Thousand and Thirteen IBEW Local 490 48 Airport Road, Concord, NH 03301 6:00pm – 7:00pm – Cocktails and Hors d’ Oeuvres 7:00pm – 8:00pm – Dinner 8:00pm – 9:00pm – Event Program 9:00pm – Midnight – Entertainment & Dancing Ticket cost $10.00 per person. You must RSVP to attend. For questions, please call IBEW Local 490 at 603.224.4239. *Business Casual Attire Appreciated. **This is an adult event, please no children. Six O'clock in the Evening until Midnight


Momentum Continues to Build for SB152

Organized labor united in support of “job creating” bill, makes case for expanded gaming at legislative luncheon

Concord --
Nearly 300 State Representatives packed the State House Cafeteria today for a legislative luncheon in support of SB152, the bill to create jobs and state revenue by licensing a casino in New Hampshire. The luncheon was sponsored by the New Hampshire labor community, and included presentations from Senator Donna Soucy, NEA President Scott McGilvray, SEA representative Jay Ward, Building Trades President and IBEW 490 Business Manager Joe Casey, Representative Ed Butler, and Matthew Landry of Strategic Market Advisors.

NH Building and Construction Trades Council President Joe Casey issued the following statement:

"The turnout today was incredible, even though we were forced to change the venue at the last minute. It's clear that support for SB152 is building in the House. The Representatives who attended today understand that SB152 will create thousands of jobs and create a critical revenue stream to fund our state's priorities.

Dirty Tricks from Anti-Casino Lobby

NH Building Trades Moves Ahead With Legislative Luncheon After Dirty Tricks from Anti-Casino Lobby

Concord -- NH Building and Construction Trades Council announced today the legislative luncheon in support of SB 152 on April 24th is being moved from St. Paul's Church to the State House Cafeteria. The time for the event will be the same as previously announced, 11am - 2pm. Legislators are encouraged to attend to hear expert presentations and analysis of SB 152 from leaders in the labor community.